Welcome to St. John's Church, Lafayette Square—a vibrant historic Episcopal church located across from the White House. We invite you to join with us for worship, Christian fellowship and outreach.


From our organization as a parish in 1815 to today, St. John's Church has provided a powerful symbol of faith in the heart of our nation's capital.


At St. John's, we believe Christ is calling us to be a renewed church in a changing world. In worship, education, parish life, and social action, we seek to expand our horizons by serving God by loving one another.

Clergy, Staff, & Vestry

Meet St. John’s diverse and engaging clergy, vestry and staff.

Directions & Parking

Located at the corner of 16th and H Streets in Northwest Washington, St. John's is near the McPherson Square and Farragut North Metro stations. Limited street parking is available; free valet parking is offered for certain hours.
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Care of Creation: What we eat has even more impact on God’s creation than the packaging and bags we carry our food in

That’s because all food takes water and energy and is produced, processed, packaged and shipped by millions of farmers and intermediaries.  Unfortunately, continuing deforestation alone accounts for a fifth of global carbon emissions, second only after transportation.  Most of this newly freed land is used for pasturage for cattle and other livestock, and cattle have twice the carbon footprint of any other source of protein.  Some land is converted into monocultures for palm oil, soy, and maize, but monocultures don’t absorb anywhere near the carbon absorbed by old growth forest, and they eliminate habitat diversity for other plants and creatures, as the UN report on extinctions recently reminded us.  What we eat makes a difference.


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